8/20/2010

Canadian Club Crunchers vol 3


And here we are again. I hope you haven't been turned off by the ridiculous JBeebz crap I posted yesterday, hahah. To win back your trust, here's the third volume of my weekly Canadian Club Crunchers series, which seeks to expose you to some of the fine talent in the Great White North. For those tardy mo'fuckas who've missed the first two volumes, you can check out Volume One here and Volume Two here.

Kid Aloha (Montreal)


I first heard of Kid Aloha through Montreal's loved/hated promoters Saint Woods, and due to that association, I never really gave his stuff a chance. However, his edits and remixes started popping up fairly regularly on sites that I respect, so I finally gave in, and I must say, I'm quite pleased that I did. Kid Aloha, originally from Hawaii, is one of Montreal's brightest young producers, and his stuff just keeps getting doper. His sound is hard to pigeonhole, and it is his creative and innovative take on music that keeps me coming back for more. His tunes have influences ranging from tropical electro house to 2step anthems, but they all have a distinct hip-hop feel to them. Maybe it's the drums, maybe it's the groove, but Kid Aloha definitely wears his love for instrumental hip-hop on his sleeve.

A few days ago, he dropped these two recent tracks in our inbox, and I figured I'd pass these along to you, our faithful readers. The first tune is a dope instrumental hip-hop track that has gotten play from Hudson Mohawke, Sam Tiba, LOL Boys and more. I definitely dig the eerie screeching sound and the drum pattern, and getting your tunes rinsed by big names like that can't hurt. The other track is, as he describes it, "a mix between Acid house and Funky house". The rolling synth line is exquisite and effective, I must admit. Even though this guy may be a relative unknown to a lot of you, you should keep your ear to the grindstone, as big things are in store for Mr. Aloha.

Kid Aloha- Predation (Demo)

Kid Aloha- Low Tide (Acid riddim) [REMOVED DUE TO SONG GETTING SIGNED. CONGRATS DUDE]

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Golden Gloves (Toronto)



First of all, I have to give most of the credit for this post to blog homies Electro Toronto, a blog run by two tireless electronic music lovers who have exposed me to a gargantuan amount of amazing Canadian music in the past year, like Golden Gloves, a phenomenal Toronto dj/producer duo. They first started off by producing hard hitting electro, and have opened for the Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKRFT, Laidback Luke & Boys Noize, among others. These days, however, Golden Gloves are delving into the limitless possibilities of tech-house and techno, and are also known as extremely prolific djs. It is impressive that they put in that much work as DJs and still produce tracks that have that high degree of quality.

The first tune I've posted is a klezmer-influenced tech-house opus called The Mensch, filled with Yiddish chants, accordions galore and a galloping techy beat. Again, I have a weakness for strange regional influences, so this Fiddler On the Roof-esque anthem definitely gets a lot of support from me. The second track, a tremendous banger called Lemon Zest, is a powerhouse of a tune that mixes high-pitched synth stabs with a masterful techy backdrop. Citrus flavored house music, for the children.

Golden Gloves- The Mensch

Golden Gloves - Lemon Zest (Original Mix) by Golden Gloves

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Bowly (Montreal)



It is completely surprising to me that Bowly has flown under my radar for this long. He is a Quebecois producer whose incredible productions have gotten support from such names as Cooly G and Ikonika, and threw down one of Mutek's best sets this year. Bowly is a maestro of bass heavy electronic music, and his original take on the UK Funky sound has produced some fantastic material. While most of his songs might not fit your traditional definition of club bangers, they all have an extremely sexy and jacking vibe that is sure to shred dancefloors. This is sweat inducing, malarial dance music that forces you to dance with reckless abandon.

I've included two of his songs this afternoon, but I don't know if I can properly describe them. Listen to his soundcloud and open your mind. Please enjoy responsibly.

Bowly- Tarot Drums (In 128 kbps, unfortunately)

Jubilee by bowly

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6 comments:

  1. Bowly's legit as fuck, but god I can not stand Kid Aloha. Amateur beats and a part of that piss promoter / wanna-be "blog" Saintwoods. Ugh.

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  2. Hahaha, well I've already given my opinion on SW. ;)

    But for Kid Aloha, don't be so quick to judge. He's a real cool cat, and makes awesome music. No matter how "amateur" you think the beats sound, you must admit that he's improved his production like 150% since he started, and that deserves props.

    Don't judge a man by his entourage necessarily.

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  4. much respect on the support guys!

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  5. Golden Gloves are the bomb! I wish they played in mtl more often.

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  6. Glad you like the feature, guys. I've always digged your stuff. Keep in touch.

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